. An artist famous for harmonically and rhythmically melding jazz with other influences of rock and roll, R&B, classical music, and non-western beats, Joni Mitchell revolutionized the world of music. Mitchell has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres, and her work is highly respected by critics. Her lyrics are noted for their developed poetics, addressing social and environmental ideals alongside personal feelings of romantic longing, confusion, disillusion, and joy.
To honor the iconic musician the Beat Hôtel is featuring a full career retrospective to focus on Mitchell’s wide-ranging vocals and distinctive open-tuned guitar and piano compositions with a modern twist. Raquel Quinones, the main performer of the evening has been studying and performing jazz since she was in grade school. Quinones leads her own group, Amethyst, which performs her original material around Boston. Her compositions can be heard on their EP, ‘Something About Evergreens’. She also performs regularly with the Berklee Balkan Choir. Under the direction of Christiane Karam, the group has performed with Internationally recognized artists including Binka Dobreva, Javier Limon, Zulal Trio, and Mario Frangoulis.
Raquel Quinones and guests will take the Beat Hôtel’s stage from 8:00PM-12:00AM as they fill the room with Joni Mitchell classics. While listening to the music that evening, guests are welcome to enjoy a full dinner with selections such as the crispy tuna spring roll ($12), Smokey chipotle BBQ spare ribs ($14) and swordfish tacos with black beans, Spanish rice, Vermont cheddar and salsa ($24). Wine enthusiasts will appreciate Beat Hôtel’s acclaimed wine list featuring 24 American artisanal wines on tap and an acclaimed reserve list. Signature concoctions to imbibe include the Soursop Fresca made with Bluecoat gin, soursop nectar, agave, lime and soda ($11.50), and the Mango Martini made with Kessar mango puree and Skyy Vodka ($11). For more information on the Jazz Tribute Series, or to make a reservation visit www.beathotel.com, or call 617.499.0001.
WHERE: Beat Hôtel, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Show from 8:00PM to 12:00AM. Food & drink from 4:00PM to 1:00AM.
INFO: No cover charge, cash Bar. Reservations recommended.
About Beat Hôtel
Beat Hôtel is an American brasserie and bar located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Inspired by the hippie and beat movements of the mid-twentieth century, Beat caters to all walks of life. Their mission is to satisfy the local community as well as vagabonds passing through. With an always fresh, seasonal, and wholesome menu, enjoyable for carnivores and vegetarians alike, Executive Chef Ignacio Lopez’s dishes draw influence and flavors from around the world. The bar celebrates American spirits and American artisanal wines crafted by small batch winemakers with heart and soul. To heighten the senses further, Beat features daily live music by cutting edge musicians in jazz, blues and world music, bringing eclectic artistry to their stage in Cambridge. For more information visit www.beathotel.com.
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